Sunday, 8 September 2013
So another federal election has come and gone. Do you look at the mandatory vote as just another thing you "have to do", or do you grab hold of your democratic right to have a say in who runs the nation. For me it is the later, but it does concern me that as it is mandatory to vote in Australia if you are over 18 years old, there are many people who vote as though it is a popularity contest.
In the electorate I live in, we still don't have a result. It is a close race, and it will go down to preferences to find out if we stay a Liberal seat with Sophie Mirabella, or if the Independent Cathy McGowan will be our voice in Canberra. We will wait and see.